[this is not the looch]
dlooch is a little Mac OS X
to generate evolving ambient sounds. They'll go on forever and ever!
And ever! Implementing the "looching" concept as an OS X Dashboard
app seems somehow appropriate, as I did the first "Looching" to
learn the [then new] NeXT MusicKit many years
ago (see below for a link to the
history and various looching programs). I realize that dlooch
is a little beyond the design intent of dashboard widgets because
it does run an Actual Program, but the CPU and memory load
is fairly lightweight. Oh these fast computers nowadays...
Put The Looch in My Dashboard!!
to download the dashboard widget.
1.9 Mbyte download
Once it downloads, unpack it to the dlooch.wdgt, and move or copy it
into one of your dashboard places (~/Library/Widgets or /Library/Widgets).
Then you can "manage" your widgets and add it to your dashboard.
Or you can do the totally lazy thing and just double-click on the
dlooch.wdgt icon; OS X will install it in your widget library.
How does it go?
- the nifty selection buttons -- these allow you to select
- the "relax..." button -- go ahead! Push it! I dare you!
- the mysterious info button -- ???
- the visit-the-web-sites long buttons -- these will
surf the web for you
- the "Done" button -- for when you are done
The Ancient History of dlooch
(or click on one of those CONVENIENT visit-the-web-sites long buttons
above) to read of the looching legend and the associated adventures.
There are other apps to be had, too.
Please feel free to send me comments, etc.:
(garton - at - columbia - dot - edu).
Every once in a great while I randomly answer a bunch of stacked-up
e-mail. Also be sure to visit the
Computer Music Center
home page. It's a fun place!
I hope you enjoy this stuff!
-- Brad Garton, 10/2007